Originally Posted by dabvu2498
So they ended up having the exhibition game on TV? Too bad. That was some vintage NCAA bashing, all for naught.
Remember, sports fans, former
UK players could have jeopardized Kentucky's chances. Players with no ties to the university, save that they once played for it. And they weren't allowed to be "praised" or "honored" by the university, as that would also be a possible violation.
Meanwhile, Duke is able to play against another national team (China) on ESPN. They were allowed to play as Duke with Duke uniforms. On TV. With, I assume Mike K. coaching them.
I don't know if Duke was allowed to show their exhibition on their own television network. Kentucky wasn't. (A local channel covered the game with a makeshift announcing team and local network production values.)
The NCAA can go suck an egg.
It's still a remarkably stupid decision that smacks of favoritism.